coronavirus

Ohio Animal Shelter Emptied (In A Good Way) During COVID-19

Even though dogs can’t contract COVID-19 to our knowledge, many have been impacted by the outbreak. Animal shelters are, after all, staffed by people who are susceptible to the virus. With less staff available and an increase in owner surrenders, shelter animals suffer too. Not to mention, people no longer venture into shelters looking to …

San Diego Animal Center Offers Free Pet Food During Coronavirus Outbreak

The unprecedented coronavirus outbreak has had devastating impacts on communities worldwide. Many industries have suffered and as a result, tons of people find themselves out of work during an uncertain time. Orders to stay home have led to supply shortages in grocery and pet stores. The Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California aims …

Resourceful Dog Makes A Cheetos Run For Her Quarantined Owner

Mexico has currently reported 367 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Like many other countries, they are shutting down non-essential businesses and restricting large gatherings. Citizens exposed to the virus are asked to remain in self-isolation. But what’s a person to do when a craving strikes? One gentleman named Antonio Muñoz came up with a brilliant way …

Coronavirus & Pets: A Vet Tells Us What Pet Parents Should Know About COVID-19

(Picture Credit: gilaxia/Getty Images) Communities around the world are doing their part to slow the spread of coronavirus from human to human, but many pet owners are wondering if their pets are safe from COVID-19. With all the misinformation out there, pet parents need to rely on facts from the experts more than ever. DogTime …

Shelter Finds Homes For Every Pet (And More) Before Closing For Coronavirus

On Friday afternoon, Virginia’s Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center sent out a social media plea to their community. “WE NEED YOUR HELP!” the post read. “All city offices including our shelter will close to the public from March 16-30th as a precaution during the COVID-19 epidemic. Pet adoptions will be suspended during the closure. …

Therapy Dog Safely Greets Quarantined Seniors From Outside The Facility

Tonka the Great Dane is a very big, very good boy. As a certified therapy dog in Cedar Park, Texas, one of his favorite assignments is visiting the senior citizens at Cedar Pointe Health and Wellness Suites. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the care center is temporarily prohibiting outside visitors. Knowing how much the visits …

Shelters Need Your Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus has made things difficult for countless people. Sadly, animals also suffer during a widespread pandemic. People stop visiting shelters as they must practice social distancing and stay home. Adoption events have been canceled. But animals still get admitted to shelters as usual. Nationwide, animal shelters risk overcrowding, which can obviously …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Pet Parents Need To Know

Let’s start with this…there is no cause for alarm if you are the loving parent of a pup. With the current news coverage about COVID-19 and pets, you may be wondering what this means for your fur family. As of now, all reputable sources point to there being no risk for dogs contracting the virus. …

Could The Coronavirus Help Take Dog & Cat Meat Off The Menu?

Shenzhen is a large city and technology hub in southeastern China ravaged by the recent strain of Coronavirus known as COVID-19. In response, the city government has proposed new regulations outlawing the consumption of wild animals. In addition, the Shenzhen government is including a potential ban on dog and cat meat, not in an effort …